Now who could fill this role as a dashing young man, with a voice like an angel and flowing hair as glorious as the sun setting? Harry Styles of course!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Styles is currently in talks to play the prince.
Go on and kiss the girl, @Harry_Styles. The singer-turned-actor is in early negotiations to play Prince Eric in #Disney’s live-action remake of #TheLittleMermaid https://t.co/QpLrspDwaP pic.twitter.com/lza7npBI4O— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2019
With Rob Marshall, this is sure to be a hit if Styles joins this live-action retelling.
Fans agree and are absolutely losing their mind at the possibility.
Harry Styles as Prince Eric. That's it. That's the tweet. pic.twitter.com/QLX6QOCKjx— 🇲🇽𝓛𝓲𝔃𝓫𝓮𝓽𝓱🇲🇽 (@LizTomlinsonHor) July 16, 2019
"Harry Styles playing as Prince Eric is what we ALL deserve," one fan wrote.
Harry Styles playing as Prince Eric is what we ALL deserve pic.twitter.com/aUU4RUwaW8— l🥀 (@piinkharry_) July 17, 2019
The side-by-side comparisons kept coming.
"If Harry Styles gets cast as prince eric i will literally audition to play a grain of sand," another wrote.
if Harry Styles gets cast as prince eric i will literally audition to play a grain of sand— Amber Scholl (@AmberScholl) July 16, 2019
But Styles isn't the only exciting possible addition to this blockbuster.
Melissa McCarthy and Lizzo have both been rumored for the role of the dreaded Ursula, the woman who takes Ariel's glorious voice. Variety had McCarthy joining the cast last month, though nothing has been officially announced.
Lizzo, herself, posted what looks to be an open audition tape.
"I’M URSULA. PERIOD," she tweeted to Disney.
Actor Terry Crews also sent a fun video, auditioning for the role of the king or maybe Sebastian, singing "Under the Sea."
🧜🏾♂️ SINGING AUDITION! 🎶July 9, 2019
We'll basically watch Lizzo and Crews do anything, so keep the videos coming!
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